Fighters from the former Al-Nusra Front -- renamed Fateh al-Sham Front after breaking from Al-Qaeda -- listen to a speech at an armament school after they recaptured two military academies and a third military position south of Aleppo on August 6, 2016, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. 

A Syrian coalition of jihadists and Islamist seized key positions south of Aleppo as they press a major offensive to break the government siege of the city, the monitor said.

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